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windstar fans specs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    What are the dimensions of the windstar fans?
     
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    Hold tight for a sec......
     
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    30" by 18". Covers my whole radiator but about an 1" on the bottom. I worked my BBC in the rocks hard a few weeks ago with no heating problems at all. I say do it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How thick are they?
     
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    I just finished a 4 core big block radiator and windstar fan swap. I'm loving it. I had a flex fan and about 1/8th of a fan shroud before. In traffic with the summer heat of Yuma, forget it. The temp would climb like it was nothing. But know, I went and did some wheeling on sunday. It never went above 200. With the big radiator, there is about an inch and a half on the bottom the fan doesn't cover. But other than that It looks almost factory. I can post some pics if you'd like.
     
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    Are you guys just running them on a toggle? How are you doing it?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I just finished a 4 core big block radiator and windstar fan swap. I'm loving it. I had a flex fan and about 1/8th of a fan shroud before. In traffic with the summer heat of Yuma, forget it. The temp would climb like it was nothing. But know, I went and did some wheeling on sunday. It never went above 200. With the big radiator, there is about an inch and a half on the bottom the fan doesn't cover. But other than that It looks almost factory. I can post some pics if you'd like.

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    Pics please and more information on making it work. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    pete i am runing 1 with a big block rad 4 core and it works well
     
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    I got these awhile ago and am having to trim the shroud quite a bit to get them to fit right on my '72. Also trying to mount them so they will not fall off when wheeling is an obsticle I under estimated. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    What relay/thermostat kit are you using with them Matt?
     
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    I currently have two 30 amp relays in parallel running both fans at the same. I plan on switching to a constant duty selenoid when I get around to it. I've thought about running the small fan all the time and then hooking the big fan to the fuel injection control to turn on at temperature. Maybe I'll just hook both fans to the computer and use the switch for rock lights or something.

    Hmmmm...
     
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    Covers my whole radiator but about an 1" on the bottom.

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    I'd mount them so that the gap is at the top. There is always water to be cooled at the bottom of the radiator. If your coolant gets a little low, then the upper section of the radiator is empty anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif The engine is also pulling coolant from the bottom of the radiator. So cool that section the most and don't worry so much about the top. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Personally I'd mount it with the gap at the bottom. Hot coolant enters at the top, exactally where I'd like the most airflow to extract as much heat as possible.

    James
     
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    It doesnt fit down as the clearance is not there due to the narrowing.

    But thanks, I had no idea how a radiator worked. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I just finished a 4 core big block radiator and windstar fan swap. I'm loving it. I had a flex fan and about 1/8th of a fan shroud before. In traffic with the summer heat of Yuma, forget it. The temp would climb like it was nothing. But know, I went and did some wheeling on sunday. It never went above 200. With the big radiator, there is about an inch and a half on the bottom the fan doesn't cover. But other than that It looks almost factory. I can post some pics if you'd like.

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    Pics please and more information on making it work. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Working on it... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had no idea how a radiator worked.

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    Just as I suspected! Being from Idaho and all... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Anyone know how thick these fans are? I have a vehicle with only about 4" between the radiator and the water pump. Wondering if this might be an option... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I don't know anything about the windstar fans, but I am running a electric unit off of a 3.8 V6 Taurus mounted to a piece of sheetmetal, covers the whole radiator like that and cools like a banshee... It was 20 bucks at the bone yard, is wired thru 2 relays (1 for each speed) and a manual toggle switch. I have yet to get my truck to heat up running this setup...except when I forget to turn it on!
     
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